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Friday, 29 September 2006 06:50
MarinersSEATTLE MARINERS ANNOUNCE TENTATIVE 2007 SCHEDULE

Reds and Ken Griffey Jr., scheduled to make visit to Safeco Field next June

The Seattle Mariners today announced their tentative 2007 regular season schedule, which begins with a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics (April 2-4).  Opening Day is Monday, April 2 at Safeco Field.  Game times will be announced at a later date.

The American League West will be matched primarily against the National League Central for Interleague Play in 2007.  For the first time since the trade in 2000, Ken Griffey Jr., is scheduled to return to Safeco Field with the Cincinnati Reds for a weekend series June 22-24.  Junior, who recently hit his 563rd career home run, spent his first 11 seasons (1989-1999) as the Mariners’ center fielder.  Earlier the same week (June 19-21), the Pittsburgh Pirates will make their first-ever appearance in Seattle.
Interleague action on the road will take the Mariners to San Diego, Chicago and Houston (June 8-17), including the club’s first-ever trip to Wrigley Field to face the Cubs (June 12-14).  The series in Chicago is sandwiched between weekends against the Padres (June 8-10) and Astros (June 15-17).

The Boston Red Sox will make two appearances in Seattle next summer (June 25-27, August 3-5).   The New York Yankees’ only visit to Safeco Field (May 11-13) begins a nine-game homestand that will also include the Los Angeles Angels (May 15-17) and an Interleague series against the San Diego Padres (May 18-20).

The other three AL West teams will play 28 games at Safeco Field next season: Oakland 10 games, Texas and Los Angeles nine games each.

On their first trip of the season, the Mariners will be the opponent for the home openers of the Cleveland Indians (April 6) and the Boston Red Sox (April 10).

For additional information, contact the Seattle Mariners Baseball Information Department at (206) 346-4000.  Details are also available on the Mariners website, www.seattlemariners.com.
 
 
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